Often, patients who need a kidney transplant have a living donor. Unfortunately, many living donors may not have blood or tissue types that match the recipient. If the donor organ does not match the recipient’s blood and tissue, the transplant will fail. Incompatible donor/patient pairs may be interested in one of our Incompatible Kidney Transplant programs.
- Blood Incompatible Transplant Program
- Positive Crossmatch and Sensitized Patient Program
- Paired Kidney Exchange
Dr. Robert Montgomery published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding patients who are difficult to match and the successful treatment options at Johns Hopkins. Watch the video below.